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Pulp Painting



Ebb Tide
Ebb Tide

Pulp painting on Gampi, Nepalese style (2012)
19 x 16 inches

 

This is an abstract piece suggestive of an outgoing tide. The basic sheet was formed by pouring gampi pulp into a floating mould in the Nepalese style. Colored cotton fibers were then added to 'paint' the image.

 

 


Winter Spring

Summer Autumn

The Four Seasons

quadtych of pulp paintings, on kozo (2012)
Each panel is 20 x 32 inches

 

This piece depicts the four seasons. Kozo sheets were pulled with a sugeta, in the Japanese style, then 'painted' with mitsumata, cotton and hand beaten kozo fibers. Natural plant ephemera was added, held in place by the dried fibers. Each panel is unique. Edition of four.

 

 


Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach

pulp painting, on kozo (2012)
20 x 32 inches

 

Kozo sheets were pulled with a sugeta, in the Japanese style, then 'painted' with cotton, abaca and kozo fibers. Natural plant ephemera from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, was added, held in place by the dried fibers. Edition of two.

 

 


The Garden

The Garden

pulp painting, on kozo (2012)
20 x 32 inches

 

Kozo sheets were pulled with a sugeta, in the Japanese style, then 'painted' with cotton, abaca and kozo fibers. Natural plant ephemera from a garden in Wilmington, North Carolina, was added, held in place by the dried fibers. Edition of two.

 

 


Winter Fern

Winter Fern

pulp painting, on kozo (2014)
20 x 32 inches

 

Kozo sheets were pulled with a sugeta, in the Japanese style, then 'painted' with cotton and kozo fibers. Natural plant ephemera was added, held in place by the dried fibers. Edition of three.

 

 


Carolina

Carolina

pulp painting, on cord grass (2015)
20 x 32 inches

 

Salt marsh cord grass (Spartina alterniflora) sheets were pulled with a sugeta, in the Japanese style, then 'painted' with cotton and southern sweet grass (Muhlenbergia filipes) fibers. Natural plant ephemera gathered from the salt marsh at Knowles Island, South Carolina, was added, held in place by the dried fibers. Edition of six. This piece was also included in The Art and Art Therapy of Papermaking, an art therapy textbook, edited by Drew Matott and Gretchen Miller in 2023.

 

 


Bearded Wheat


Bearded Wheat

pulp painting, on kozo (2016)
20 x 32 inches

 

Kozo sheets were pulled with a sugeta, in the Japanese style, then 'painted' with cotton and kozo fibers. Natural plant ephemera gathered from the Brightly farm in northern New York was added, held in place by the dried fibers. Edition of four.

 

 


Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Bouquet

pulp painting, on eucalyptus and roses (2018)
12 x 12 inches

 

Sheets of eucalyptus and rose paper were pulled in the western style, then 'painted' with abaca fibers. Natural plant ephemera from the bride's wedding bouquet was added. The wedding invitation is embedded on the reverse. This piece was also included in The Art and Art Therapy of Papermaking, an art therapy textbook, edited by Drew Matott and Gretchen Miller in 2023.

 

 


Ann's Flowers

Ann's Flowers

pulp painting, on fern and hosta (2018)
12 x 18 inches

 

Sheets of fern and hosta paper were pulled in the western style, then 'painted' with abaca fibers. Natural plant ephemera from an arrangement dedicated to the groom's mother was added. The wedding program is embedded on the reverse.

 

 

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